Very few moments in the day are as bare as the moment you wake up. We each have our own kinks and quirks that help us get out of bed, but few of us are brave enough to share them with the world. Introducing A Cool Morning, a deep dive into the intimate daytime rituals of our coolest friends and beauty innovators.
Isabelle Estrin is, overall, a cool girl. When the NYC-native isn’t at her day job as Wholesale Buyer and Head Editor at The Break, she’s dabbling in everything new and fresh in beauty.
The self-admitted skincare addict may have great a fashion sense, but as she’s previously admitted, her knowledge of all things skincare rooted from her struggle with acne. And, from the look of her nearly-flawless complexion, you can tell that she knows a thing or two about keeping your complexion clean and clear.
Below, we Estrin shares her surprisingly simple skincare routine, the cult-favorite product she couldn’t live without, and more.
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
“I wish I could say it was something interesting, but if I’m being completely honest, I instinctually grab for my phone first thing in the morning.”
Your morning workout routine?
“I don’t! I’m trying to start yoga but I’m not a morning person, so it’s going to be a struggle.”
Shower at night, morning, or both?
“I usually shower at night because I have very strict bed rules. No day clothes on the bed and I must shower!”
Daily alarm time? How many times do you hit snooze?
“I don’t have a specific alarm time on my phone but I have an internal alarm that wakes me up at 9 a.m. every morning. Then I usually sleep another 30 minutes.”
If you’re running late, what’s the one thing you have to do?
“Veggie sausage, toast, orange juice, and coffee with oat milk.”
Tell us your morning hair-care routine.
“I usually roll out of bed and work with whatever is going on up there. Sometimes I’ll spray some dry shampoo but usually it’s just surrendering to the bed head.”
How much time do you spend on your skincare routine?
“I would say about 10 minutes tops. I swear by Marie Veronique’s Oil Cleanser and Treatment Oil, and Tata Harper’s resurfacing and clarifying masks are also my holy grail.”
How long do you usually take to get ready for the day?
“Usually it takes me about 15-20 minutes to get ready, but it always depends how grumpy I am in the morning and if I’ve had my coffee.”
What’s the one product you could never leave the house without putting on?
“Tata Harper Lip and Cheek Tint.”
The first word/thing that popped into your head this morning?